South Korea signs 20-year LNG deal with Qatar

South Korea’s energy ministry said on Monday it had signed a 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with Qatar for the next 20 years starting in 2025. South Korea’s state-run Korea Gas Corp will buy 2 million tonnes of LNG annually from Qatar Petroleum. “This long-term contract is considered to have favourable contract conditions, which would help stabilise LNG supply as well as to significantly drop fees,” the ministry said in a statement. It did not provide financial details of the agreement.

The energy ministry added that KOGAS buys 9 million tonnes of LNG annually from Qatar through long-term contracts and a contract worth 4.9 million tonnes of LNG is expected to end in 2024.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Sangmi Cha, Heekyong Yang; editing by Louise Heavens)


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